I’m a native Texan originally from Austin who now lives and bartends in Los Angeles. I’m a tad old fashioned so I prefer Bartender to mixologist. I like to think of mixology as more the method, education, technique and panache. I’m just your friendly Barman, well versed in the ways of the vintage as well as the modern cocktail. Currently I work behind the stick at The Varnish in downtown Los Angeles, where mixology and the search for the perfect cocktail are unending. I am passionate about all aspects of cocktail culture. With a simple credo of honoring each ingredient and bending over backward to achieve balance, the thoughts behind my cocktails remain adventurous, thorough, and professional. As well as being a humble Barman, I like taking a chef’s and craftsman approach behind the bar by being seasonally driven, ingredient focused, and precise. I love a stroll through the local farmers market for inspiration. Whether it be the days freshest lemon basil or the seasons ripest heirloom tomatoes, I see cocktails in everything.